AUGUST 21   Double Feature

5:30 – FILL THE VOID      

7:00 Reception     


Fill The Void

PG 2013 1 hr.30 min.

Art House & International, Drama

Director: Rama Burshtein

Writer: Rama Burshtein

Sony Pictures Classics

Eighteen-year-old Shira (Hada Yaron) is the youngest daughter of the family and is about to be married off to a very promising young man of the same age. On Purim, her twenty-eight-year-old sister, Esther (Renana Raz), dies during childbirth, leaving her husband Yochay to care for the child and postponing Shira's promised match.

When the Shira’s mother finds out that Yochay may leave the country with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower, which leaves Shira to choose between her heart's wish and her family's wish to keep the child with them. Fill the Void was the 2012 Venice Film Festival winner for Best Actress (Yaron), and was selected as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. It was featured in the Spotlight Program at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Trailer: Fill the Void

Interview with Rama Bernstein




8:00 p.m. Film – A Walk On The Moon

Drama, Romance R, 1 hr. 47 min.

Director: Tony Goldwyn

Writer: By Pamela Gray

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Liev Schreiber

Diane Lane, Anna Paquin, Tova Feldshu

Miramax 1999

The personal turning points of a family in crisis are portrayed against the backdrop of one of America's most tumultuous summers in this drama. In 1969, Pearl Kantrowitz (Diane Lane) is spending the summer at a resort in the Catskills. Married to TV repairman Marty (Liev Schreiber) and the mother of two children, respectably middle-class Pearl feels trapped by domestic life and inwardly lusts after a traveling salesman named Walker (Viggo Mortensen). When Marty is called back to the city one weekend, Pearl impulsively arranges meet Walker at a music festival going on in nearby Bethel, New York -- The Woodstock Music and Art Fair. However, Pearl doesn't realize that her teenage daughter Alison (Anna Paquin) has secret plans of her own, and when mother and daughter meet in the midst of hippiedom’s most celebrated moment, both have a lot of explaining to do to each other and to Marty. A Walk On The Moon was produced in part by Dustin Hoffman and premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.

Trailer: A Walk on the Moon